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    Posted 9 years ago

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    I was offered to clean out a shed that had belonged to someone that had passed. The deal was, as far as the owner was concerned, everything was trash. Anything I wanted to keep, I could. I found this set of Mobil Oil dishes inside the shed. I remember when my Dad used to work at the gas station and you would get a single piece with a fillup. I have tried repeatedly to find out information on these dishes. It's as if they never existed. I find nothing. One would think with the petroleum collecters out there that something would have popped up. There are small labels on the dinner plates that read, "Hal Reed, Ironstone, Kansas City". I have looked up Hal Reed and find lots of information, nothing with regards to these dishes. I have six dinnerplates, cups/saucers, salad plates, cereal bowls, two side dish bowls, in excellent condition. I absolutely love them and think they look great in my display case. I cannot seem to find any history on these pieces other than what I personally know from my Dad working at the station? Anyone?

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    1. insearchof1024, 7 years ago
      did you ever find out anything on these dishes? I found 5 sets still in the boxes in my attic
    2. CAB-BEVO, 6 years ago

      In referenece to the question regarding how you obtain these Hal Reed ironstone pieces, my Father worked for Mobile Mining and Mineral in Mulberry, FL for 30+ years at the phosphate mines, my sister in the lab. There was a set of 4 place settings given to employees at safety meetings that were held by Mobile for appreciation of "safety without incident" (circa 1980's). I have 4 sets of bowls, plates, & bread and butter, but no cups and saucers, not certain if these were in the box, it was over 30 years ago. Hope this helps.
    3. Jewels Jewels, 6 years ago
      Hi jumper, I know this is old, but wondering if you found out about these dishes. I found 2 creamers yesterday with this mobile oil emblem. They are restaurant ware and made by a different co, but couldn't find them anywhere. Why would a service station have dishes like these and who would want them for their home back then?

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